Connecticut Sun (1-5) at San Antonio Stars (0-6)
At AT&T Center
Saturday, June 3rd, 8:00 p.m. ET
Watch on CSN (Broadcast Delay, 10 p.m. EST)
Last Game: The Connecticut Sun fell 78-76 on the road to the Washington Mystics on May 31st. The San Antonio Stars lost 77-70 against the Atlanta Dream on May 31st.
Players to Watch: Connecticut – Jonquel Jones currently leads the Sun this season in scoring (14.5 ppg) and leads the WNBA in rebounding (12.3 rpg). She had 14 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and four blocks in Wednesday’s loss to Washington. Jasmine Thomas leads the team in assists (4.0 apg) and ranks third in scoring (11.0 ppg). She had nine points, six rebounds and six assists against the Mystics. Alyssa Thomas ranks second on the Sun in rebounding (5.6 rpg). She also had eight points, two rebounds and three assists in the game.
San Antonio – Monique Currie leads San Antonio this season in scoring (16.2 ppg) and is second in rebounding (6.5 rpg). She had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists in Wednesday’s loss to Atlanta. Alex Montgomery leads the team in rebounding (7.0 rpg) and is second on the Stars in assists (2.7 apg). She had two points, eight rebounds and three assists against the Dream. Kayla McBride ranks second on the team in scoring (14.0 ppg). She also added six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in the game.
- The Connecticut Sun were 3-0 against the San Antonio Stars last season. Connecticut outscored the Stars by an average of 11.3 points per game, but two of the games were decided by just four points or less.
- Alex Bentley (19.7 ppg), Jasmine Thomas (12.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 8.0 apg) and Alyssa Thomas (9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg) led the way for the Sun in the three games against the Stars last season.
- Jonquel Jones collected her 200th career rebound and had a career-high four blocks against Washington. Her 14-point, 13-rebound effort was also her fifth career double-double.
- Shekinna Stricklen tied her career-high with six made three-point field goals as part of a season-high 20-point effort against the Mystics.
- Lynetta Kizer collected a season-high eight rebounds against Washington.
- Jasmine Thomas posted season-highs for both rebounds (six) and assists (six) against the Mystics.
- Moriah Jefferson (11.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.3 apg), Kayla McBride (12.7 ppg, 2.0 apg) and Monique Currie (8.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.0 apg) were the top performers for San Antonio in the three games against the Sun last year.
- Alex Montgomery ranks 10th in the WNBA in rebounding (7.0).
- Monique Currie is currently ninth in the league in scoring (16.2 ppg).
- Dearica Hamby set season-highs in both points (13) and rebounds (eight) against Atlanta.
Connecticut Sun Head Coach Curt Miller
Assessing San Antonio:
“It’s a big matchup for us. A physical post game. Young and athletic for the most part in the post. Talented guards who can really score. Obviously (Moriah) Jefferson is getting healthier. You have (Kayla) McBride back now. Monique Currie is off to a great start. That doesn’t even mention the overall first pick in the draft this year, Kelsey Plum. Like us, a very young team. A very talented team. Only going to have bright days ahead.”
Next Game: The Connecticut Sun return home to host the Atlanta Dream at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, June 10th at 7 ET. For details, visit www.connecticutsun.com.